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  • Randy Napoleon - Guitarist

    Randy Napoleon Trio

    Saturday November 18, 2017  8pm

    Asylum Hill Congregational Church

    814 Asylum Ave.

    Hartford, CT 06105

    Fingerstyle jazz guitarist, has been described by George Benson as “sensational”. He has played on the Today and Tonight Shows, toured with Michael Bublé and Benny Green.

     Randy Napoleon is a guitarist, composer and arranger who toured and recorded with Benny Green, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Michael Bublé before joining The Freddy Cole Quartet in 2007; he arranged most of Cole’s last five albums, including the 2010 Grammy-nominated Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. Napoleon also has appeared with other jazz luminaries, including Bill Charlap and Houston Person. His latest release as a leader is The Jukebox Crowd. His TV appearances, mainly as a sideman, include shows hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Lewis and Regis & Kelley as well as on Today and the PBS special Caught in the Act. He also tours with his own bands and is an assistant professor of jazz guitar at Michigan State University.

  • 2017-2018 Concert Season

    Duo Orfeo <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, September 23, 2017</font>

    Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo are emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world. Duo Orfeo draws their repertoire [...]

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    Glenn Roth <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, October 14, 2017</font>

    Norwalk native, Glenn is a sensational fingerstyle guitarist, his compositions suggest moods and narratives that compel the listener to fill in the details. Glenn Roth is not your typical commuter from Connecticut. Instead of a [...]

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    Guitar Day! 2017 <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, October 14, 2017</font>

    An all-day guitar extravaganza featuring concerts and workshops by extraordinary guitarists:  special instruction by outstanding artist Glenn Roth, fingerstyle guitarist and arranger, luthiers Paul Neri and Nathan [...]

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    Xavier Jara - GFA Winner<br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, November 4, 2017</font>

    Rising star Xavier Jara has won numerous awards including first place in the senior division of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition, as well as in the youth division of the Indiana International Guitar [...]

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    Randy Napoleon Trio <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, November 18, 2017</font>

    Fingerstyle jazz guitarist, has been described by George Benson as “sensational”. He has played on the Today and Tonight Shows, toured with Michael Bublé and Benny Green.  Randy Napoleon is a guitarist, [...]

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    Scott Sanchez <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Sunday, January 21, 2018</font>

    Opening the Windsor series is Colorado native Scott who is a Yale grad protégé of Ben Verdery. His playing is “very engaging, virtuosic and spirited” —David Leisner. Scott Sanchez's playing has [...]

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    Francesco Barone <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Sunday, February 11, 2018</font>

    One of a new breed of classical guitarists from the Hartt School, “brings a strong sense of musical depth…and commentary concerning the music” —Richard Provost. Award winning guitarist Francesco Barone has[...]

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    Nick Cutroneo <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Sunday, March 4, 2018</font>

    Final concert of the Windsor series, Nick is another up and coming classical guitarist out of the Hartt school, "An Intelligent And Communicative Player With Technical Ease And  Natural Musicality. A Real Delight To [...]

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    Jose Gonzalez & Criollo Clasico <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, April 7, 2018</font>

    The most eclectic Caribbean musical ensemble touring today; equally versatile in Latin, classical and jazz idioms. This musical family unit (father and sons) brings a unique and unmatched versatility and energy to any concert [...]

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    Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, April 28, 2018</font>

    "Elegant."  "Riveting." "Soulful." "Classic mastery." These are a few of the terms that have been used to describe the unique and stunning swing-jazz music of acoustic guitarist Guy Van Duser and clarinetist Billy Novick. [...]

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